BY Mal James 25th November 2013
Week Ending Saturday, November 30
Port Melbourne, 25 Beach Street, Oliver Bruce (Marshall White), after auction, $5,175,000, 4 bidders
Over 80 people poured into the kitchen/living area of 25 Beach street, Port Melbourne today to see Oliver Bruce put the home to auction…(See More in Auction Reports)
South Yarra, 17-19 Alexandra Avenue, Tim Derham (Abercromby’s), after auction, [...]
BY Adam Woledge 17th August 2013
The market continues to perform well and on my regular chats with agents the feedback is very positive. Interestingly, the clearance rates at the bigger firms for auctions are more often than not exceeding the average clearance rate.
This week we continue the focus on the $3 million plus Boroondara market.
Among the recent activity at this [...]
BY Guy Angwin 10th August 2013
We had been looking forward to the auction of 155 Clarke Street Northcote (Luke Sacco, Nelson Alexander), a home we rated 659/1000 and one of the strongest looking properties I’ve seen for a while. I was quite taken by this property with its link to the past, yet well renovated for the future. However, unlike the [...]
BY Mal James 24th May 2013
Week Ending 18th May
This week, with the quality $M+ market continuing to move ahead strongly, we are looking at an increasingly large part of the market – the Off-market sector.
Off-market transactions are transactions that take place without any advertising, without big glossies in The Age or without any internet presence. Consequently you won’t see [...]
BY Adam Woledge 16th March 2013
While it was nice to take a breather last week, the property market in million-dollar-plus Melbourne certainly looks to be rolling on in a positive way.
Some recent sales of interest:
25 Redmond Street, Kew (James Tostevin, Marshall White) – This sold strongly before auction for around the $2.9m mark. Bought for land value only, and working [...]
BY Mal James 22nd February 2013
East Melbourne, 120 Powlett, Arch Staver, Under the Hammer, $5,155,000 – 4 bidders
There was a festive air along Powlett Street this morning as real estate punters strolled in and out of historic homes open for inspection in this proud and peaceful pocket of Melbourne. With a crowd of 150 gathering under magnificent trees on the [...]
BY Adam Woledge 16th February 2013
Well, it’s great to be back! It’s great to be looking at properties again and great to be enjoying good Melbourne coffee! I went to most of my favourite haunts in the past fortnight, including Liar Liar, Porgies + Mr. Jones, Ora, and Axil, and all are still on the mark and producing excellent coffee.
BY Adam Woledge 24th November 2012
The market felt quite positive today, with most good properties attracting multiple bidders and selling well. The overall Clearance Rate for Boroondara $M+ was a whopping 88%.
Two of these were Land Sales, with solid results –
3 Grange Ave Canterbury (Daniel Bradd, Kay and Burton) – 1155m2 south rear with sloping down block, selling for just over $2355/m2
BY Mal James 21st November 2012
The talk was all doom and gloom at the start of 2012 after a bad finish to 2011 by the market. This talk flat lined the Autumn market with basically no action whatsoever, save a surprising burst around Easter with 5 at $10,000,000 changing hands. We went into Winter in a downward spiral with [...]
BY Adam Woledge 17th November 2012
It was a reasonable day on the Boroondara auction streets on Saturday, although it was still a little subdued compared to Super Saturday a few weeks ago. Of the 12 auctions we attended, 9 sold and 3 passed in (75%), which aligns closely with the overall $1m+ market in Boroondara (72%).
The hammer rate, where [...]
BY Adam Woledge 10th November 2012
It was a quieter day in terms of auction numbers, which is understandable given we were coming off the Melbourne Cup weekend. That said, there were good numbers at opens and auctions we attended. Of the nine auctions we reviewed, two sold before, four sold on the day and three passed in – not bad [...]
BY Mal James 10th November 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James Clearance Rate for $M+ was 61% on the 31 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman, our demand indicator, was 1.3 bidders per auction.
That low Bidderman rate reflects how the market felt this weekend – quiet.
This lack of activity is hardly unexpected given that the Melbourne market is [...]
BY Mal James 16th September 2012
Week Ending September 15th:
This Weekend with only 3 from 7 over $3m reported as selling before 6.00pm, we feel this shows the market is continuing to struggle on more offerings than not at the Top End.
9 Scotsburn Toorak (Justin Long) with 5 bidders fighting it out to $4,220,000 is a good case study. The result [...]
BY Adam Woledge 15th September 2012
After an OK beginning to the Spring market that matched the OK weather, results this weekend were not too bad.
BY Adam Woledge 1st September 2012
First day of spring and, although the pickings were a little slim out there, we did see some spirited bidding at many auctions and the sentiment overall seemed positive. Of the eight auctions we attended, six sold, and two passed in.
Of the four auctions I attended, all four sold. It must be said though that, [...]
BY Mal James 1st September 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 75% – yep that’s 75% across the 28 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman was 2 bidders per auction.
WOW, what a difference a week makes! Sure, it may be a statistical anomaly and the sample is small – but it’s the first day of [...]
BY Guy Angwin 25th August 2012
With such limited stock up for auction in Port Phillip this week and what there was, not actually selling – I have listed some of the more interesting properties that are currently up for private sale. All these properties have previously failed to sell at auction and are either still with the [...]
BY Mal James 25th August 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 55% across the 31 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman was 1.6 bidders per auction.
BY Mal James 18th August 2012
At 6pm on Saturday, the James $M+ Clearance Rate was 50% across the 32 auctions we attended. The Weekly Review Bidderman was 1.5 bidders per auction. Half the auctions today were lone rangers (one bidder) or ducks (no bidders). On a very positive note, however, which again reaffirms our views on quality stock, there were [...]
BY Guy Angwin 4th August 2012
Vendors – where are you all? With only two properties listed for auction over $1m in Port Phillip this weekend, there was very little to choose from.
According to Alex Schiavo of Kay and Burton Real Estate, we would normally have more stock this time of the year, “but for some reason clients are delaying putting [...]